Wishing you all a blessed
and safe holiday!
Sending you a Christmas version of
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
Hope you enjoy it.
Our members, family, and friends are invited to attend the annual Wakefield Messiah Sing at First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield next Friday, December 18, at 7:30 pm. There will be a 15-piece chamber orchestra and harpsichord/organ and professional soloists
Admission is free, but they accept donations that are given to Housing Families in Malden as well as to help defer the costs of the event. This is in the spirit of Handel's original intent in composing this as a fundraiser for an orphanage. A reception follows with all sorts of homemade goodies.
Bring your score if you have one and want to sing along! Hope to see you all there!
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Here are some pictures from our Christmas Concert this year! If you have additional pictures you'd like to add to this slideshow, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our members passed along an excerpt of an inspiring welcome address speech given to the parents of students at the Boston Conservatory on September 1, 2004, by Dr. Karl Paulnack, director of the Music Division:
You're not here to become an entertainer, and you don't have to sell yourself. The truth is you don't have anything to sell; being a musician isn't about dispensing a product, like selling used cars. I'm not an entertainer; I'm a lot closer to a paramedic, a firefighter, a rescue worker. You're here to become a sort of therapist for the human soul, a spiritual version of a chiropractor, physical therapist, someone who works with our insides to see if they get things to line up, to see if we can come into harmony with ourselves and be healthy and happy and well.
The full text of the speech is beautiful, and something every musician should take to heart.
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